Obituaries 04-21-2016

Mary King

Homemaker and senior center volunteer

Mary A. (Vallis) King of Admiral’s Hill in Chelsea, formerly of Revere, passed away on Sunday morning, April 17 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. She was 95 years old.

Born in Coombs Cove, Newfoundland, Canada,  the daughter of the late John J. and Bessie (Fiander) Vallis, Mary came to the United States as a small child and attended school in Chelsea. She was a homemaker caring for her home and her three boys.

Mary was a resident of Revere for 25 years before settling back in Chelsea. She spent her time volunteering at the Chelsea Senior Center and was very active at her home on Admiral’s Hill. She enjoyed playing bingo, knitting and most importantly, enjoyed the company of her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

She was pre-deceased by her first husband, Benjamin J. Robichaud in 1969. Mary later married John E. King and together they shared 17 years of marriage before his passing in 1988. Mary was the beloved mother of Thomas J. Robichaud of Tewksbury, Randall King of Peabody and the late John J. Robichaud; sister of the late Alton Vallis, Matthew Vallis, Emma Levine, Meta Bradley, Catherine Vallis, Thomas Vallis. She is also lovingly survived by five grandchildren: Michael Robichaud, Jamey Robichaud, Randy King, Jaran Stallbaum and the late Justin King.

A Memorial Service and celebration of Mary’s life will be conducted in the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Wednesday, April 27 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will precede the service from 9 to 10 a.m. Interment will follow the service at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

Richard Paradis

Of Tewksbury, formerly of Chelsea

Richard Paradis of Tewksbury, formerly of Chelsea, passed peacefully on April 17 after a short illness with his brother, Mark and sister-in-law, Lisa at his side.

Richard was a longtime dispatcher and an avid sports fan who loved to sing karaoke

He was the son of the late John and Ann (Dion) Paradis of Chelsea; loving brother of Mark and his wife, Lisa (Gird) of Tewksbury, Kevin, Steven and his wife, Michelle, John and his wife, Lisa and the late James and loving fiance of the late Debra Nolan. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and dear friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Casper Funeral Home in South Boston from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday (today.) Interment services will be private. In lieu of

flowers, please make donations in Richard’s memory to All Care Hospice at or the

American Cancer Foundation at

Marion Niedbala

Of Chelsea

Marion (Page) Niedbala, a long time resident of Chelsea, passed away at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home late Monday evening, April 18. She was 89 years old.

For over 25 years, she worked as an assembler at Chelsea Clock. A resident of Admiral’s Towers on Admiral’s Hill for over 15 years, she spent a good amount of time working in the apartment building store.

She was the devoted wife of the late Edmund Niedbala; beloved mother of Carol Babb and her husband, Robert of Chattanooga, TN and Margaret “Peggy” Austin and her friend, Alan Pulisciano of Revere; dear sister of Claire Giacobbee of Tewksbury and the late Leo, Joseph, Robert, Raymond, Richard, William, Edward, Barbara, Pauline and Dorothy; cherished grandmother of Lisa Sexton of Knoxville, TN, Jason Babb of Savannah, GA and Justin Daly of Knoxville, TN. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren: Madison, Nolan and Carter as well as by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Saturday, April 23 at 10 a.m. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home will be held on Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

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Mary Salvato

Gifted artist

Mary (Barbera) Salvato, a lifelong Chelsea resident, died peacefully in the arms of her daughter early Sunday morning, April 3 at the age of 92.

Mary worked for Bank of Boston and after her retirement she volunteered at the Chelsea Public Library. She was the last surviving member of Natale and Concetta Barbera who came to Chelsea from Messina Sicily in 1924. Mary was known for her sharp tongue, soft heart and love for animals. She was a gifted artist and also enjoyed writing poetry and short stories..

She is survived by her daughter-in-law Gail Hayes of Foxboro, wife of Mary’s late son Kenneth Hayes, her daughter Linda Bussiere and son-in-law Mark Bussiere, both of Rindge, NH, grandson Anthony Bussiere of Los Angeles, CA, and granddaughter Angela Bussiere of Rindge, NH. She will also be lovingly remembered many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a blessing, remembrance and liturgical ceremony on Saturday, April 23 in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude at the church. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Humane Society. Welsh Funeral Home is assisting the family with final arrangements. To send expressions of sympathy or to sign the on-line guest book, please visit

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